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Diamond Creek Retreat - Luxury Hideaway on the Salmon River - sleeps 10, pets ok

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Bedrooms 4
Property type house

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Salmon - Diamond Creek Retreat

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, riverfront, river and mountain views.

Luxury 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3,000 square foot home right on the Salmon River. Located 6 miles north of City of Salmon, Idaho. Secluded on manicured 5 acres. All modern amenities, free wifi, satellite TV, fully equipped chef's kitchen, all with stunning views of the river and Bitterroot Mountains from the 2-story great room windows, 3 of the 4 bedrooms, and patio. Huge back patio on the riverside for relaxing and entertaining.

Experience our amazing outdoor paradise from this gorgeous home! Designated the Whitewater Capital of the World! Great stopover for your whitewater rafting trips to the Middle Fork or River of No Return. Steelhead fishing holes right outside the door! All river activities at your fingertips. Close to skiing, hunting, hiking, endless miles of back country for ATV-ing, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow machine riding, etc.

Wildlife viewing right from the home. You are likely to see deer, bald eagles, golden eagles, osprey, herons, Canadian geese, many species of ducks, sandhill cranes, and Canada geese right from the living room or patio! Many other species of wildlife are typically viewed right from the highway or side roads, including elk, bighorn sheep, and antelope.

Sleeping Accommodations: Master Suite (The Steelhead Suite) on 1st floor includes king size bed and furnishings, flat screen TV with satellite and dvd player, and full private bath with jetted tub with view of river, shower, double sink, and private patio on the riverside with hot tub and sitting area right outside the door. Second suite on 1st floor (Wapiti Suite) includes queen size bed and furnishings, full bathroom with custom tiled shower, and views from windows of river. Upstairs Loft (Alpine Loft) includes queen size bed, furnishings, full bath with tub-shower, private balcony on front side, and views of river and mountains. Upstairs attic room (Mustang Room) includes queen size bed and queen size futon and furnishings. Cozy slanted ceilings make it perfect for the kids. Upstairs bathroom is shared with the Alpine Loft. Queen size sofa in Great Room pulls out to queen size sleeper. Linens, blankets, and towels provided.

Fully equipped chef's kitchen with 5 breakfast bar stools, dining table serves 8. Living room area includes large flat screen TV, satellite DVR, and DVD player. Three outdoor table sets, including an 8-top dining table and 2 4-top bistro tables.Outdoor riverside patio also includes full patio living room set.

Plenty of room for vehicles, boats, etc. on large concrete driveway and parking area.

Boat launch located less than one mile down the road. Backcountry BLM and U.S. Forest Service territory within 1 mile of home, with an endless network of backcountry roads and trails. Lost Trail Ski Area ( and Chief Joseph cross-country ski area both located only 45 miles to the north.

Pets welcome. Smoking ok in outside areas only. One night minimum stay except over Christmas holiday (see rate schedule for more details).

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ilene Barnett
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2016

About Ilene Barnett

Thanks for checking out my listing! Salmon is such a great place to experience so many exciting outdoor adventures or just soak up all the natural beauty. Winter is actually my favorite time of year, when I can enjoy downhill skiing at Lost Trail, or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the backcountry. I'm looking forward to hosting you for your next great adventure!

Ilene Barnett purchased this house in 2006


based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

Diamond Creek Retreat - Luxury Hideaway on the Salmon River - sleeps 10, pets ok
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews


  • 4 of 5

This is a very peaceful property on the Salmon River with lovely views and a huge yard, including pasture areas to see deer grazing every day. The geese fly over and float the river, a bald eagle conducted its daily hunt and deer were seen every morning and every evening. The home is large and spacious, the furnishings are comfortable and there is an abundance of outdoor seating. An absolutely beautiful location. The owner lives on the property and is very gracious in providing a quiet atmosphere. Although the well water is not good tasting the owner provided a lot of bottle water which made our stay quite easy. The owner was on top of any issue and willing to take care of anything we may have needed. Great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home in a stunning setting

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in Ilene's home on the Salmon River. It is a large,comfortable home in a lovely spot. There was plenty or room for three couples and our dinner guests. The tap water is undrinkable but there was plenty of bottled water supplied so we did fine. Thanks, Ilene.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome house and property!!! Thanks for hosting us for the week Ilene. The house is huge and the setting was perfect!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home With A Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

We cannot thank Ilene enough for sharing her vacation home with our family. It is a fantastic place! The home sits right on the bank of the Salmon River and the views are just breathtaking. The house is spacious and very comfortable. We took advantage of the firewood and tinder that was bountifully provided and enjoyed the fire pit each evening. All in all we loved staying here and will come back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was amazing,located overlooking the salmon river with views off the mountains beyond.

  • 5 of 5

The property was extremely well maintained and cared for with a fantastic position overlooking the salmon river.To sit on the deck in the evening and listen to the river running past was such a pleasure.The picture windows enabled us to appreciate the magnificent scenery surrounding the house.We had spent a very active week in Montana and this provided the perfect relaxation we needed.Ilene thank you so much.

Kind Regards

Andrew & Sue Bramall

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Could not ask for a better experience

  • 5 of 5

This rental home and its property only added to what was unfolding to be an EPIC family reunion -- epic being the term used by everyone in attendance. The property is close to town yet far enough to feel secluded. The river is right there in the backyard which allowed us to do a float trip from the Salmon bridge all the way to the back yard of the property where we pulled out. The covered patios allowed us to sit dry as we watched some heavy storms roll through that were followed by sunlight. The driveway is immense which allowed us to have an enormous bike/longboarding derby as a family. The owner was extremely accommodating of my active family. The place is very nice with conversation friendly living areas and extraordinary outside views. My family has agreed that they want to do this exact trip next year!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
145 Miles
Missoula, MT
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Several in City of Salmon
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Salmon Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US Highway 93N
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Ranch Restaurant
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Lost Trail Ski Area
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Salmon, Central Idaho

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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 8.0%

The additional fee per person for over 6 people, up to 10, is $50 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Salmon in Idaho

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Steelhead Suite bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Jetted tub with views of river, mountains, and landscaping.
    Bathroom 2 - Wapiti Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wapiti Suite bathroom, shared with great room/living area.
    Bathroom 3 -Alpine Loft - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs bath, shared with Alpine Loft and Mustang Room.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - Steelhead Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Montana-made reclaimed barn wood furnishings, private patio.
    Bedroom 2 - Wapiti Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , River / mountain views from windows, 1st floor with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - Alpine Loft - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs loft, river/mountain views, private patio, bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - Mustang Room - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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